Markham Clinton Community Project

by | 7 March 2023 | Art, Community Event, Heritage, Hobbies, Retford, Social Group

The days are gradually getting longer and, like the gardens and woodlands, everyone is starting to wake up and look forward to spring with plans for new ideas and activities.

Markham Clinton Community Project has embraced this with energy and enthusiasm. The cuppa and cake mornings are now a regular event with the added attraction of the book exchange, raffle and the opportunity to catch up with each other.

The strapline of the project is ‘Bringing People Together’ – which is exactly what these cuppa and cake mornings achieve, as do the regular Art Club sessions.

The first Art Club session was attended by 10 people and facilitated by Derrick, a brilliant local artist and art teacher, who demonstrated some techniques and put everyone to work on a set piece to start off. After this people could pursue their own interests, with guidance and access to a pool of materials. All too soon the two-hour session was over and so by popular demand it was decided that it would take place every week in six-week blocks, running similar to the school terms.

All levels are catered for, so if you want to discover your hidden talents or expand your artistry in a light-hearted escape then come and join in. The cost is £8.00 per session.

Future events include:

  • Cake and Cuppa: Saturday 11th March, 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Cake and Cuppa: Saturday 15th April, 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Art Club: Weekly Thursday, 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Pilgrims and Prophets Walk and Talk: Saturdays 22nd and 29th April,

This walk and talk is facilitated by Adrian Gray, a well-known historian and author of several books covering the Christian Heritage of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

The event will start at the Mausoleum at Milton at 10.00am until approximately 12.30pm, and continue along The Avenue to West Markham Church where refreshments will be available.
Adrian will be covering the fascinating story of the Mausoleum and the ancient history of West Markham Church, which is believed to be of Saxon times.

The cost per head is £8.50, which includes contributions to Church Conservation Trust and to West Markham Church. Contact Maggy for details on 07950 167821.

Watch this space for the group’s upcoming website, but meanwhile please check Markham Clinton’s Facebook page for what’s happening with Markham Clinton Community Project.

For further information please contact Victoria on 07866 416269 or Cindy on 07763 631952